First Dates waitress Laura Tott explains the lack of a new series

First meetings waitress Laura Tott explained why she’s not in the new series.

The Channel 4 dating show will be back on screens tonight (January 19) for its sixteenth season, and this time around Fred Sirieix and his team will be matching singletons. in a restaurant in Manchester, rather than London.

This time around, Laura Tott will be visibly absent from the team. Instagram On Friday January 15, the waitress explained why she would not appear in the Manchester episodes.

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In the post, Laura explained that the production team wanted “new local faces among the old ones”, and she also added that her day job as an NHS paramedic would have made it difficult to integrate the filming of the series in his schedule during coronavirus pandemic time anyway.

“As you can see, I am not appearing in this new series of First meetings, “Laura wrote.

“They moved up north to a new restaurant and wanted to refresh the team in this series with new local faces among the old ones, so I will not be participating in this new series of First meetings Unfortunately.

“To be honest I don’t really know how I would have adapted the shoot this year with the work during the pandemic, I needed every day off to relax, so it was a welcome break. missed everything team, that’s for sure. “

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Although disappointed not to be involved in this series, Laura reassured fans that she “will be back very soon”, and also wished the new servers in the series good luck.

She added: “That doesn’t mean it’s over and I’m still part of the First meetings family and hope i will be back very soon.

“I can’t wait to watch the new series. Good luck to the new waiters / waitresses on this series.”

First meetings returns to Channel 4 tonight (January 19) at 10 p.m.

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